Category Archives: Pacific

Coverage of college sports at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Pacific is an NCAA Division I school which plays in the Big West conference.

Nwabuzoh, Laugero on nationally-ranked team

Two of San Joaquin County’s top volleyball players the past couple seasons seem to be part of something special in Santa Clara. The Broncos, off to a 6-0 start, have rocketed from unranked to No. 19 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll: a top 25 for NCAA Division I programs. And freshman Ngozi Nwabuzoh [...]

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BREAKING: Pacific baseball coach Sprague resigns

STOCKTON — Pacific director of athletics Ted Leland announced today that Ed Sprague has resigned as head baseball coach after 12 seasons. Sprague, a St. Mary’s High graduate, went 250-406 — a .381 winning percentage — in his time guiding the Tigers. This spring brought high expectations for a veteran team, but Pacific finished with [...]

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Tigers golf going high tech

Pacific golf coach Chris Hill holds a computer tablet. Perhaps 10 yards from Hill is Tigers’ senior golfer Bryon Meth, practicing on the driving range at Stockton Golf and Country Club. Meth hits a shot with a wedge, the tablet beeps and Hill looks at the screen. “He’s getting pretty consistent,” said Hill, who is [...]

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Tigers on the Road: Pacific Baseball heads to Las Vegas

Strangely, there’s an optimistic way of looking at Pacific baseball’s four-game, season-opening home sweep at the hands of Pac-12 Conference power Washington. Yes, the Tigers made costly errors. Yes, the Huskies quadrupled them at the plate, 28 runs scored to seven. Yes, they were disappointed after what they hoped would be an electric start to [...]

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By the Numbers: Washington sweeps Pacific Baseball

I don’t know about everyone else but I was a temperamental video game player as a kid. Whether it was Crash Bandicoot or NBA Live ’99, when the game felt unfair and when losing was just too much, I’d shut it off — or, you know, bash the controller against the couch until it was [...]

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Pacific Baseball: Roster filled with local talent

It’s tough to field a Division I baseball team with a plethora of local players and be a postseason contender. Pacific, though, believes it can make that happen this year. Of the Tigers’ 33 players listed on the active roster, 14 of them are from The Record’s coverage area (including Tracy, Lodi, Escalon and Stockton [...]

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Sage advice from a master

Sports psychologist Glen Albaugh and Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll are good friends. They’ve learned a lot from eachother over the years. Albaugh was Carroll’s advisor when Carroll played football and later coached at Pacific. On Nov. 24, Albaugh visited his friend along with the Pacific men’s basketball team, which was in Seattle having played the [...]

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How’s the weather up there?

  Sami Eleraky stands 7-foot, making him perhaps the tallest man in Stockton. The sophomore center on the Pacific men’s basketball team said being that tall creates certain challenges off the court. Born in Denmark to Egyptian parents, the good-natured Eleraky has a unique perspective on the inquisitive and unabashed nature of some Americans as it pertains [...]

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So Long Stagg Stadium

Reaction to the pending demolition of Stagg Memorial Stadium has made some nostalgic for Friday nights watching high school football under the lights and Saturday afternoons and evenings watching the Pacific Tigers play football. The 64-year-old relic will be razed to make room for tennis courts, a soccer field and a field hockey playing suface. [...]

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Western Illinois at Pacific (men) pregame

A style clash will tip-off at Spanos Center in a few minutes as Western Illinois visits Pacific. The Leathernecks like to slow it down and play tough, hard-nosed man-to-man defense under coach Jim Molinari. Western Illinois is 0-2 with losses to Idaho and Nebraska. The Tigers have looked great on offense (82 points per game) [...]

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